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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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24 January 2014
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Speaking of nothing related to this topic...

For an assignment for one of my classes, I had to write a letter to somebody important...

Of course, I wrote to Paul McCartney

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Ahhh Girl said

@Necko, can you share any of the letter with us?

 

It's not that I mind sharing, but I didn't really say anything interesting, just a bunch of ass-kissing.  Still, despite what I just said, everything in the letter was true.  I just said (heavy paraphrasing completely from memory, some parts left out for the sake of brevity) thank you for the great music over the years, The Beatles are my favorite band of all time, Sgt. Pepper is my favorite album of all time, New is one of my favorite records of 2013, your music has been a huge part of my life, etc. etc.

It's funny because we were supposed to make this seem like a semi-formal letter.  We had a sample template to follow.  Where I got stuck was the very top of the letter.  The example said "Dear Mr. [last name]."  Now I don't know about anyone else, but I've never written to anyone who has been knighted.  I wasn't sure if it was technically correct to say "Sir McCartney," so I just ended up saying "Sir Paul McCartney."

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I just saw the rest of Funny Paper's avatar for the first time. George Harrison's signature is so nice.

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George Harrison's signature is so nice.

Yeah, I love the big, curly 'G' and 'H' a-hard-days-night-george-9

I wish I had nicer handwriting, but I feel a bit old to sit there writing out the letters like they do in nursery school :)

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Okay, I'm not sure where this should be, so I'm putting it here. If a mod can spot the thread it should be in, please move.

I was involved in a discussion where Something came up, and who it was about. Whatever the context was, somebody came up with a '70s/'80s quote where George denied it was about Pattie.

I am dipping in and out of the Kevin Howlett's The BBC Archives at the moment, which includes many transcriptions of interviews that they gave to the BBC. Here is an exchange between David Wigg and and George in October 1969, much closer to the time of the song's writing, and before he had a second wife.

DW: What inspired Something, for example?
GH: Maybe Pattie, probably.

So, which is true? George talking about it years later, when it would be difficult to say out loud that a song considered one of the great love songs was about his former - not current - wife, or a sheepish statement made within months of it being written where he says it was Pattie?

This is the problem with The Beatles, as I often say, that contemporary quotes are often contradicted by retrospective quotes.

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mja6758 said 

This is the problem with The Beatles, as I often say, that contemporary quotes are often contradicted by retrospective quotes.

 

 

I think that John Lennon nails it here, start the video at the 47:16 mark for his explanation on this occurrence...:-)

 

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Billy Rhythm said

mja6758 said 
This is the problem with The Beatles ... contemporary quotes are often contradicted by retrospective quotes.

I think that John Lennon nails it here, start the video at the 47:16 mark for his explanation on this occurrence...:-)

I think you are absolutely correct - great example. I think the "problem" stems from the amount of times they were asked the same questions. In most interviews with the boys as a group or singly, they look completely bored. Every once in a while a really good question got asked and you would see them perk up all of a sudden.

This is not exactly the same, but one summer I had a cast on my arm after some surgery to repair tendons that were damaged by a rather nasty, deep wound on my thumb of all places. After the 457,918th time I was asked "what happened to your arm?", I started making things up and telling each person something different because I got so bored with the question (my favorite and most imaginative involved lion taming lessons). 

In reading Lewisohn's book, I often think what a tough job it must be to sift through all of the contradictory info.

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Daily quiz from a local radio station:

Today's question! ... Name a great successful rock band whose members NEVER changed, from its inception to its demise, on all recordings and tours AND who had a career that lasted over 10 years. Other than the greatest band ever, Led Zeppelin. ....? (I can name two others who were pretty good, altho' not as great as the mighty Zep! And NO, NOT Rush or ZZ Top!)

So far people aren't doing a great job at reading, and from what I can tell, only Talking Heads and Los Lobos have made the grade.

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parlance said
Daily quiz from a local radio station:

Today's question! ... Name a great successful rock band whose members NEVER changed, from its inception to its demise, on all recordings and tours AND who had a career that lasted over 10 years. Other than the greatest band ever, Led Zeppelin. ....? (I can name two others who were pretty good, altho' not as great as the mighty Zep! And NO, NOT Rush or ZZ Top!)

So far people aren't doing a great job at reading, and from what I can tell, only Talking Heads and Los Lobos have made the grade.

parlance

Well, They Might Be Giants has been run by the same 2 guys (John Linnell and John Flansburgh) for 32 years, but I doubt that's what the local radio station is going for.

 

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